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7 Ideas for Pushing Your Board Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Practical ideas on how to get on board with DEIB for your nonprofit and stay committed to ongoing honest assessments and effective action.
7 Ideas to Build a Healthy Board Nominating Process
Nonprofit executives & staff sometimes complain about the boards of directors. Steps during nominations to help build a healthy board.
Ten Ways to Improve Equity & Increase the Effectiveness of Your Hiring Process
How resource-strapped nonprofits can set themselves apart from countless other companies trying to hire from the same applicant pool.
Up Your Game with Skills-based Volunteering
Every nonprofit has that project which is both vital to the organization but beyond their reach. It might be a new accounting system, a website upgrade, a fundraising strategy, or a complete strategic plan. That project is always on the to-do list but …
Developing a Successful Intern Program
Interns can be a godsend to any nonprofit. Depending on their background, they may be as valuable as paid staff and their main goals are typically finding an opportunity to learn and grow. How can you determine if interns are right for your nonprofit a …
Successfully Navigating an Executive Director Transition
Children’s Fairyland is the nation’s first storybook theme park; definitely not your typical nonprofit. So maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised when the park’s executive director said to me, her replacement, as she handed over the keys to the kingdom, …
Reducing Unconscious Bias in Recruiting
Ideally, the decision to hire someone is based on how well someone’s skill set aligns with your needs. But in the real world, hiring processes are often subjective and affected by some degree of bias…whether you know it or not. Bias—prejudice in …
4 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Recruit & Retain Millennial Leadership
If a key leader at your organization left their job today, who would fill their place? Developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders is critical to the future of every nonprofit organization. Millennials now make up the largest generation in the …
If Your Board Looked Like Your Community
Moving board diversity from a ‘problem to solve’ to ‘something to practice.’ Staff and board talk common hurdles and how to overcome them.
Board Support Position: Sample Job Description
Our thanks to Meg Evans, who shared her job description as Coordinator of Board Relations at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation in Portland, Oregon. This version is edited from the original. JOB DESCRIPTION COORDINATOR OF BOAR …